Focus on the basics of nutrition and master those before you start worrying about everything else!
I can’t tell you how many people reach out to me asking me for advice on things like how many meals they should eat, or if they should skip breakfast, or if they should start cycling their carbs.
More often than not, it’s in an effort to lose some weight. More specifically, to shed those stubborn pounds they can’t seem to lose.
But when we talk it through and get to the bottom of it, they’re typically not even monitoring their current intake. They have no idea how many calories they’re eating or how much protein they’re consuming.
Don’t get me wrong, you don’t need to count your calories or track macros to reach your goals or to be healthy. But understanding caloric intake and macronutrients are two core principles you should have a grasp on. Additionally, micronutrients may not be super important for something like weight loss, but they are incredibly important for your overall health. In other words, the QUALITY of your food matters.
Everything else should be secondary. Whether you want to lose weight, gain weight, or just be healthy, you should focus on the big three.
The differences that everything else makes are incredibly minimal by comparison. Worrying about those topics without the basics is like trying to understand calculus without learning simple multiplication first.
If you’re struggling with the basics, don’t worry, that’s why I’m here. Stick around and I’ll do everything I can to make them easier to understand!